Summer's Bloodiest Days: The Battle of Gettysburg as Told from All Sides (Hardcover)

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Timed for the Civil War anniversary in 2011, this book powerfully illustrates a true turning point in American history. Gettysburg expert Jennifer Weber tells the story of the momentous battle through the voices of those who were there, a unique approach that makes this title stand out from all others.
Gripping eyewitness accounts, archival photographs, and dramatic artwork combine with the latest research to portray the Battle of Gettysburg from all sides--Yankees and Rebels, officers and foot soldiers, men and women, townspeople and outside observers. Through their eyes, today's students get a real sense of how a chance meeting on a dusty road exploded into three days of intense combat. Maps specially created by National Geographic cartographers help us follow all the action of the vicious and complex battle, during which more than 50,000 people were killed, wounded, or taken prisoner. Names such as Little Round Top, the Peach Orchard, and Pickett's Charge take on new meaning as young readers learn about the incredible sacrifices made--often by people still in their teens.
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About the Author

Jennifer L. Weber was a newspaper journalist before becoming an academic historian. She is now Assistant Professor of History at the University of Kansas.

James M. McPhersonis the George Henry Davis 86 Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University.He is the bestselling author of numerous books on theCivil War, including"Battle Cry of Freedom", which won thePulitzer Prize, "Tried by War", and"For Cause and Comrades", bothof which won the Lincoln Prize.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781426307065
ISBN-10: 1426307063
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication Date: June 8th, 2010
Pages: 61
Language: English